Legal Help Lawyer

Several opportunities available for lawyers with highly developed legal diagnostic and problem solving skills to join our Legal Help team.
Job Details
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Department: Victoria Legal Aid
Work Type: Other
Job Function: Legal
Classification: VLA3
Work Location: Melbourne - CBD
Closing Date: 29-Sep-2017
Salary Range: $64,072 - $82,913
Job Duration: N/A
Attachments: Lawyer - Legal Help PD.pdf (PDF, 262KB)

Contact: Hala Atwa
(03) 92690253

Position Details

  • Diagnose legal problems and provide legal assistance, advice and referrals to the community in a contact centre environment
  • Work life balance and flexible hours
  • Full time, part time, ongoing, maximum term positions available

About the role:
VLA's Legal Help service is the key telephone entry point for Victorians seeking legal assistance. The aim is to provide an accessible, holistic triage, intake and referral service which ensures that people are not put on a ‘referral roundabout'. Legal Help assists over 132,000 Victorians over the telephone each year, providing information, legal advice and referrals on a wide variety of legal issues. You will provide timely legal help (via VLA's Skype telephone technology and in person) about a range of legal matters that is accurate, communicated clearly, and facilitates access for the public to the services of VLA and other agencies.

Salary commensurate with experience, range: $64,072 - $82,913 plus superannuation.  

About you:
You are a lawyer with high level legal diagnostic and problem solving skills, an excellent communicator with a strong capacity for continued learning, and be well suited to a dynamic team environment in an evolving service. Fluency in a language other than English will be highly regarded.

About Victoria Legal Aid:
Our vision is for a fair and just society where rights and responsibilities are upheld. With over 800 staff employed in 14 offices across Victoria, we help people with their legal problems by providing information, advice and education with a focus on the prevention and early resolution of legal problems. We also provide legal representation to those who need it most.

How to apply:
Please submit a cover letter, current resume and address the key selection criteria (KSC). You must address the KSC to be considered for this role. Please also include the contact details of two referees.

For further information review the attached position description or contact Hala Atwa on (03) 9269 0253

Applications close midnight on Friday 29 September 2017

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